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The Rush Is On

The rush is on. Travelers are jamming airports, trying to get a jump on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

At six this morning, thousands of travelers were already in line at ticket counters and security checkpoints at Washington DC's Reagan National Airport. Most were taking the wait in stride, but some said they were surprised to see that the lines snaked two-thirds of the way down the main concourse -- in both directions. Security is visibly tighter at the airport.

Screeners for the Transportation Security Administration are telling travelers over a public address what they need to do to keep the lines moving. People are being asked to remove all outer layers of clothing. They're also being asked to take cigarette packs and candy bars out of their pockets. The foil apparently could set off the detectors.

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